Adam Hardin discovered the impressive brown gem at an Arkansas state park
Recent excavations suggest the Blemmyes assumed power of the Sikait mining site between the fourth and sixth centuries C.E.
The gem known as the 'Enigma' is expected to fetch around $7 million at auction, though experts are skeptical of its cosmic origin
Found near a Byzantine-era winery, the jewelry likely belonged to a wealthy, high-status individual
The rare artifact depicts war god Mars and Victoria, the mythological personification of victory
New research reveals how one of Earth’s defining geologic features likely formed—and set the stage for the emergence of life
The blockbuster saw the superhero working as a museum anthropologist. But how accurate was its depiction of the Institution at the time?
The vice president-elect's ties to her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, run deep, and her jewelry lets that shine
Nine clues embedded in a 24-line poem led to art dealer Forrest Fenn's hidden chest of gold, gems and rare artifacts
An ambitious collaboration between paleontologists and a local mining community seeks to conserve the rare fossilized remains
The ancient ammonite was preserved alongside the remains of at least 40 other marine and terrestrial creatures
The diminutive arthropod represents not only a previously unknown species, but an entirely separate Callipodida suborder
The unusual specimen appears to contain an open-mouthed insect complete with 'fibrous structures extending from the appendages'
A new gemstone at the Natural History Museum is already igniting wonder in viewers
The gem, which was was recently bought at auction, was likely found in China in the 1700s and was once owned by Russia's Catherine the Great
Scientists created cubic zirconia replicas of the historic gem's previous forms—the original brought from India and the famous "French Blue"
A star of London’s Crown Jewels, the Indian gem has a bloody history of colonial conquest